Scar Revision - advice needed!!! - BaldTruthTalk.com
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    2

    Default Scar Revision - advice needed!!!

    Hello all.

    My story is the same as so many others - transplant when i was young and left with scarring!!

    I have an area measuring 7cm x 2.5cm on the back of my scalp where about 60 plugs were removed for the transplant. I recently had several sessions of SMP on the area and, despite drastically reducing the visibilty of the scars, they are still clearly visible in certain lights, including outdoor natural light.

    Now that i have shaved my head down, i have no way of covering these scars. I really cant bare the thought of growing out my hair and going back to using concealers again. I have seen some examples of scar revision/excision surgery on the net. Does anyone here have experience of such treatment? I am fully aware that a 'new' scar would be far more noticeable than the current but 1 big scar would be easier to explain than the symetrical rows of dots that i currently have!!

    As the scarred area is only 7cm, i would not be left with anything like the ear-to-ear FUT transplant scars. To be honest, i would be happy to have any type of scarring in the area to replace these damn plugs!!!

    Any advice or suggestions regarding surgery would be greatly appreciated!!!

    Thanks guys.

  2. #2
    IAHRS Recommended Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. Glenn Charles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Boca Raton, FL
    Posts
    1,355

    Default

    You may be able to have some sort of scar revision or possibly do FUE into the 60 circular scars in the donor area. How is your scalp laxity in the scared area. Does it feel tight there?
    Dr. Glenn Charles
    Member, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
    View my IAHRS Profile

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Dr G, thanks for the reply.

    I would say that I have 'average' laxity in that area.

    FUE into the scars is a route I would not want to go down, after my previous HT experience.

Similar Threads

  1. Scar revision through FUE with 274 FU - performed by Dr. Feriduni
    By Dr Feriduni Hair Clinic in forum Hair Transplant Results By IAHRS Recommended Surgeons
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-11-2013, 05:57 AM
  2. Scar Revision Help/Advice (Please)
    By socaljeff in forum Introduce Yourself & Share Your Story
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-08-2012, 10:56 AM
  3. Scar revision and FUE on UK Patient - Dr Lindsey
    By Spex in forum Hair Transplant Results By IAHRS Recommended Surgeons
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-26-2012, 08:44 AM
  4. Scar revision/correction
    By chasguy in forum Hair Transplant: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-13-2011, 03:38 AM
  5. scar revision after two procedures
    By Brian_w in forum Men's Hair Loss: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-08-2009, 09:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

» IAHRS

hair transplant surgeons

» The Bald Truth

» Recent Threads

Where to order full caps that last? (No tangling in the nape)
01-12-2018 03:01 PM
Last Post By grincher
Today 12:52 AM
Am i receding? Balding? Maturing??
Yesterday 02:03 PM
Last Post By mrclean
Yesterday 10:17 PM
15 and going bald? Help?
Yesterday 01:49 PM
Last Post By ReeceBaird
Yesterday 01:49 PM
Am i going bald?
01-12-2018 05:53 PM
Last Post By Jamessmith
Yesterday 11:19 AM
Shapiro Medical Group - Tricopigmentation/Sh...
Yesterday 10:38 AM
Last Post By Nicole007
Yesterday 10:38 AM
Hope is Not a Strategy - Hair Transplant Promises
01-04-2018 04:45 PM
Last Post By mrclean
Yesterday 10:01 AM